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| p.1 #8 · #455 Repetitive Rig ... |
Thanks Barbara ... this one has a backstory of repetition as well.
I've driven by this particular well over the years and repeatedly wanted to shoot it, but always passed on doing so ... often wondering why I never stop once I've gotten home.
Now, get this ... the WA comes along and perfect, I'm finally gonna go shoot this well. I drive about 15+ miles to get to this well, with 4 camera bodies, two tripods, and about a dozen lenses thinking I'm gonna make this a project with repeated effort to get my motion / angle just the way I want it. That is until I go to take my first test shot ... and have no CF cards with me. (I had changed jeans earlier and forgot to transfer them)
I looked through bag, every pocket, every shirt, every camera, every box of my entire truck looking for one card ... NONE. SO I go through all my gear yet again, just in case. Again, NONE.
So, I turn around any drive 1/2 way back to a truckstop and buy an SD card, turn back around and drive out to the well again. Because I was going to go long exposure, I chose to use my Kodak SLR/C at ISO 6, so I could get a 15 second exposure to cover the 11 second cycle.
I took my first shot @ f16 and went to take a second one ... the battery was now too low to allow the long exposure ... and I had left my spare battery back with the CF cards. Utterly frustrated, I packed it in and headed home, thinking I was going to have to come back again the next day and repeat my efforts. Yet, somehow I managed to pull this one together on the ONE shot without the need for a re-shoot.
BTW, just so you don't think I'm a total flake ... I had been to the doctor for a minor surgical procedure earlier in the day and had some "meds" in me too, so I don't feel too bad about going out with NO FILM ... ARRRRGGGHHHH !!!
Yeah, this image really conveys "Repetition" to me a bit more than you'd ever imagine just from looking at it.